Global hazard patterns

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The local area CASE STUDY.
In the central Philippines. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Negros island which is 70km north of Dumaguete city. 29 people reported missing. 15 people killed. Landslide was a secondary effect and there were serious looting. Aftershocks:6.2
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Distribution of hazards: earthquakes
Constructive plate boundary and this creates land; usually in the Mid Atlantic Ridge,e.g. Iceland. Conservative: slide past each other and no land created or destroyed.E.g.California.Destructive:dense oceanic plate subducts,land destroyed;Philippines
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Distribution of hazards: volcanoes
Destructive (thick lava, pyroclastic flows-composite) and constructive (runny lava-shield) plate boundaries.
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Distribution of hazards: tropical storms, i.e. typhoons and hurricanes
5 to 20 degrees of the equator. Tropical belts: Cancer and Capricorn. 27. 5 degrees. Coriolis force.
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Distribution of hazards: landslides
Coastlines, upland areas and areas that have recently undergone deforestation or deglaciation.
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Distribution of hazards: floods
Monsoon climate, coastlines and flood plains or either sides of the Pacific ocean due to ENSO.
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Distribution of hazards: droughts
Semi arid climates or mid latitude that is affected by air masses or jetstream. E.g. UK
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Disaster hotspots EARTHQUAKES in California
California: San Francisco (fires), Loma Prieta (1,000 homes destroyed and 20,000 affected)and Northridge (freeway collapsed; traffic 30km).
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Disaster hotspots EARTHQUAKES in Philippines
Negros Island (2012)!!!!
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Disaster hotspots VOLCANOES in Philippines
Mount Mayon in December 2009 and it caused $47 million in damage.
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Disaster hotspots TROPICAL STORMS in California
Hurricane/superstorm Sandy caused $12 billion in damage. 7.4 million people lost power and a 13 ft storm surge,
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Disaster hotspots TROPICAL STORMS in Philippines
Typhoon Bopha, category 5 (largest of 2012), costliest disaster in the Philippines EVER: 900 million dollars. Cancelled flights and banana plantations destroyed-3rd largest exporter.
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Disaster hotspots LANDSLIDES in California
Scotts Valley 2012-90% saturation, 50 trapped, 2000 ft in length and no one killed.
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Disaster hotspots LANDSLIDESin California
Guinsaugon landslide 2006. 3km squared in length and rice fields destroyed.
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Disaster hotspots FLOODING `
Caused by ENSO and they are both on the coastline and urban impermeability-infiltration.
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Constructive plate boundary and this creates land; usually in the Mid Atlantic Ridge,e.g. Iceland. Conservative: slide past each other and no land created or destroyed.E.g.California.Destructive:dense oceanic plate subducts,land destroyed;Philippines

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Distribution of hazards: earthquakes

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Destructive (thick lava, pyroclastic flows-composite) and constructive (runny lava-shield) plate boundaries.

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5 to 20 degrees of the equator. Tropical belts: Cancer and Capricorn. 27. 5 degrees. Coriolis force.

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Coastlines, upland areas and areas that have recently undergone deforestation or deglaciation.

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